LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Shelbyville Road widening project in East Louisville will begin Monday, June 8 at Johnson Road and Eastwood-Fisherville Road. The Louisville Metro Public Works Transportation & Engineering Division-led project will be completed by July 22.
The work will see a section of Shelbyville Road in Eastwood, in Eastern Jefferson County, widened to provide left turn lanes for the Johnson Road and the Eastwood-Fisherville Road intersection. Eastbound traffic on Shelbyville Road will be detoured onto the Eastwood Cut Off Road; signs and message boards have been put in place in the area to alert motorists of the upcoming work.
The project is being funded using System Development Charge Program funds, and thanks to a Partnership between Public Works Transportation & Engineering Division and District 19 Councilman Anthony Piagentini, who said, “The installation of turn lanes at Shelbyville Road and Johnson Road will help to improve safety and access to one of the fastest growing areas in Jefferson County. This project, which was first started by Councilwoman Julie Denton, has been a top priority and just one part of many other needed changes to our roads. I want to thank Metro Public Works, KYTC-D5 and Julie Denton for their involvement in this project and I ask for everyone’s patience as construction gets underway.”
Metro’s Geographic Information Systems team (GIS) will keep motorist posted on the project’s progress and detour information through the WAZE app.
Click here to see detour map.